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Emily Dale


Academic interests: Historic Archaeology, Ethnic Relationships, Transnational Behavior of Immigrant Groups, Integration of historic data and GIS mapping

Status: Ph.D.

MA thesis title: Archaeology on Spring Street: Discrimination, Ordinance 32, and the Overseas Chinese in Aurora, Nevada

Previous degrees: MA (2011), University of Nevada, Reno; BA (2007), University of Montana

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Biography: Emily (aka Eddie) is a fourth year Ph.D. student at the University of Nevada, Reno examining manifestations of agency and choice among the Chinese diaspora communities in and around Aurora, Nevada and Bodie, California. Specifically, her dissertation will focus on how relationships with Euro-Americans and local Paiute populations, economics and consumption habits, and personal identities shaped Chinese decision-making and adaptation strategies. She is currently writing her dissertation with the assistance of the Russell J. & Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship Program. For more information, please contact Eddie or visit her Academia page (

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